Are swaps and commissions included in backtest?

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Jox90
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Jox90  

Are swaps and commissions included in a backtest with the strategy tester in MT4?  And with every broker?  Here and on other forums some say yes some say no. My broker says they are not included...

What is the truth? And does it depend on the broker?

Kenneth Parling
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Kenneth Parling  
Jox90:

Are swaps and commissions included in a backtest with the strategy tester in MT4?  And with every broker?  Here and on other forums some say yes some say no. My broker says they are not included...

What is the truth? And does it depend on the broker?

No it's not. A third party software needed to get that!

William Roeder
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William Roeder  

Don't know about all brokers, but every one I've used, the tester has simulated commission and/or swap.

However, do not count on OrderCommission and OrderSwap. Some brokers don't use those fields. (Maybe related to Government required accounting/tax laws.)
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Broker History
FXCM
Commission - <TICKET>
Rollover - <TICKET>

>R/O - 1,000 EUR/USD @0.52

#<ticket>  N/A
OANDA
Balance update
Financing
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